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Southern Museum of Flight

Address: 4343 N 73rd St, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
Phone Number: 205 833 8226
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Ranked #13 of 31 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.

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Brooklyn, New York
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121 reviews 121 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have been to other flight museums, and this one is small compared to them, but, nonetheless, it was still worth the visit. This museum has planes from the early ages of aviation, WWII, and the Vietnam war (they even have a couple of soviet aircrafts), as well as some modern ones. There are quite a few air flight simulators... More 

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24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

What a great hidden museum. Been flying over Birmingham for years but never knew of this place. As my dad and I flew back home from the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola we stopped at BHM. Atlantic East loaned us a car and the museum is only a couple blocks from them. It's in a shady looking area, but the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice small Museum if your a real flight person this is not a museum to travel to from any distance. It is a good local museum but not a must see if flight is what you live for. Make sure you drive the block to see the outside area there are number of planes parked outside worth seeing.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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14 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a great time at the Southern Museum of Flight where we spent a couple hours or so. In addition to seeing and reading about air flight starting from the earliest days, we learned that they were getting ready for a special program on Veterans Day - which turned out to be a real treat: we got to watch... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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167 reviews 167 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are an air buff, you will enjoy seeing the vintage planes and hearing the stories about them from war buffs.

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Atlanta
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We decided to drive by the Southern Museum of Flight even though it was a Sunday and we knew the museum was closed. The airplanes outside made this a worthwhile trip. From a Korean War F84 to a Russian Mig 21 to an SR71 they were all on display for you to see. We look forward to our next trip... More 

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globeseeker007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum is located close to the airport in a regular neighborhood. There are aircraft located outside and many more located inside. One section is dedicated to civilian aviation whereas the other section is all about military aviation. Inside, you'll find information about great aviators of the 20th century. There are both fixed wing and rotary aircraft. There's a hugh... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

I was in town for an auto race and wanted something to do outside of that. I like aviation, this popped up, so went. It is awesome! They have some truly early planes you don't usually see, but what captured my fancy where the engine displays. They have more engines, cutaway and whole, jet and piston, than any museum I've... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Took my 5 yo grandson. He loved the planes on exhibit and the flight trainers that he could sit in. Too young to understand the 'history' involved in the planes.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Do you enjoy the Air and Space museum in Washington, DC? Then don't miss this museum. It's just as good, with even more to see and learn about. Put this stop on your list.

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